County Sligo’s finest export, Dervish are one of the premier line-ups in Irish traditional music. Fronted as ever by singer Cathy Jordan, regarded by many as the most distinctive voice and finest frontwoman in Irish music today, the line-up of fiddle, flute, bouzouki, mandola, bodhran & accordion draw from seemingly limitless depths of finesse, subtlety and talent. Playing together onstage, Dervish create one of the most distinctive, yet expertly balanced sounds anywhere in traditional music, combining the fiery energy and mature complexity that have become their hallmarks.
It is not without good reason that they have become one of Ireland’s most enduring bands - whether representing Celtic music at major festivals, playing at The Great Wall of China or setting the room ablaze in the US on St Patrick’s Day, Dervish are as complete a band as are to be found anywhere within the tradition, as they continue to travel the globe, flying the flag for great Irish music wherever they go.
Cathy Jordan – Vocals / bodhran
Tom Morrow – Fiddle
Liam Kelly – Flute
Shane Mitchell – Accordion
Michael Holmes – Bouzouki
Brian McDonagh – Mandola
“If Dervish are in town – or anywhere remotely within reach – don’t dare miss them” Chicago Herald